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Hungary in slight recession

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

As the GDP has been slowly shrinking for the fourth consecutive quarter, a business analyst lists five reasons that caused Hungary’s longest recession since 1996. READ MORE

Weeklies on Ukraine and the plight of the opposition

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Commentators ponder the significance of President Novák’s visit to Kyiv and wonder aloud what the right approach to the war in Ukraine might be. Another topic analysts dissect is whether the opposition can (ever) put up a meaningful challenge to the government. READ MORE

Jobbik breaks with left-liberal parties

Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

A left-wing columnist wonders how Fidesz can be voted out of office if opposition parties don’t form an electoral alliance. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s interview with Tucker Carlson draws huge audience

Friday, September 1st, 2023

According to one commentator the Prime Minister contradicted himself in the interview, while news outlets mostly point out the reactions to his words. READ MORE

More reactions to PM Orbán’s ’Transit’ speech

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

A pro-government columnist praises the Prime Minister’s analysis at the Fidesz ’Transit’ festival last Saturday on what makes the right wing so successful. An independent analyst sees DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s reaction as a ‘response in kind’. READ MORE

Russian history textbook calls 1956 Revolution a ‘fascist rebellion’

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Opposition-leaning outlets urge the government to protest, while a pro-government commentator claims that the government side has never considered Russia a friend. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens the ‘political season’

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Commentators offer starkly opposing evaluations of the Prime Minister’s words at his party’s annual ‘Tranzit’ festival in Tihany, at Lake Balaton. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s position in the world – as reflected in the 20 August festivities

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Opposition-leaning columnists vituperate against the government for only inviting a collection of  ‘undemocratic’ leaders to celebrate Saint Stephen’s day and watch the World Athletics Championship underway all week in Budapest. Pro-government weeklies regard both the national day and the World Athletics Championship as resounding successes for the country. READ MORE

Soros Foundations leave the EU because its ‘grants are taken for granted’

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

A Hungarian-Canadian writer who is familiar with George Soros looks back on his life and efforts to promote the idea of an open society. READ MORE

Death of Prigozhin as sign of a strong dictatorship

Friday, August 25th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees no evidence of cracks in the Putin regime. READ MORE